Valentine's Day can be fraught with difficulty for singles but Port Macquarie library is offering a way out.
The library is urging people to "go on a blind date with a book".
Port Macquarie library manager Jim Maguire said the idea started five years ago when the Australian Library and Information Association decided to almost "hijack Valentine's Day and make it a Library Lovers Day".
Mr Maguire said library staff have wrapped certain books in brown paper so readers won't know the title or author.
"We are encouraging library patrons to try something different," he said.
Mr Macguire said the idea has been very popular in the past.
"A lot of people bring books back with comments and say how much they enjoyed it or it was terrible.
"It is a bit hit and miss that way but people like the idea."
And unlike actual blind dates if the match doesn't work it doesn't matter.
"If you don't enjoy the book, bring it back with no awkward questions asked," said Mr Macguire.
Blind Date with a Book will run at Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton library on Friday February 14, 9.30am until 6pm.
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